Akeredolu Returns From Thailand ,Debunks Report Of Encouraging Illegal Cannabis Cultivation


LAGOS MAY 17TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Governor of Ondo State, Akeredolu has refuted the rumour making the rounds that his government was encouraging cannabis cultivation in the state.
The Governor who denied the allegation on arrival at Muritala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja,Lagos rather went ahead to note that government was only looking at the possibility of having legally cultivated cannabis for Medicinal usage.
It would be recalled that the Ondo State Governor, went on a trip to Thailand, and has decided to shed light on his trip to Thailand for Medicinal Cannabis Extract Development in Ondo State.
The Governor told reporters present at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, shortly after his arrival from Thailand explained that the focus of his administration is on medical Cannabis cultivation in controlled areas under the full supervision of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
The governor frowned at illegal cultivation of cannabis in the state.
He went ahead to say that many countries in the world are earning a lot from regulated cultivation of cannabis, adding that the same thing can be replicated in the state by ensuring that only licensed people are allowed to grow and cultivate it in a regulated areas for the purpose of extracting the hemp oil for exportation.
He said the development would improve the foreign earnings and the economy of the country and the state in particular.
Akeredolu, however, said the cultivation may not be immediate as the state would have to be first of all be licensed by the federal government before going into it.
He disclosed that government would not go against the United Nations (UN) Single Convention which goes against accumulation of cannabis, adding that government would only license some people who would be given bloc in confined areas under the supervision of the regulatory agencies.
He said individuals and institutions would be licensed to patent drugs from it that will be beneficial to the state and the country at large.
In reference to the Governor, there is one year shortage of hemp oil need in Canada & Europe, of which must be filled in no time, adding that if the state cannot fill it another state will take the position.

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